Staff and Organizational Development

Staff and Organizational Development

Teaching and Learning Events

Sign language interpreting or other accommodations available upon request: contact Mary Kay Englen at ext. 8322 at least 5 days in advance of the event. Please pre-register with the Staff Development Office, unless otherwise indicated, so that adequate materials can be provided. Email Mary Kay Englen at:

In our learning communities, LARTS, LinC and even traditional classes, many faculty have seen classroom community building succeed beyond our hopes—way beyond. In fact, sometimes students become so socially bonded that chatting and other disruptions make it hard to keep an academic focus. Fortunately, there are classroom management techniques you can use to steer the class in the right direction without setting up an adversarial relationship between you and your students. These two workshops will offer you a wide range of responses and class routines to build a purposeful and supportive environment where students can focus and learn.

Part One

Thu, April 7; 12:30 - 1:30 PM; Admin Conference Rm 109
In this first 50 minute workshop, the facilitator will describe several classroom management techniques and how they can help your class support each other more, and waste less time on detours and distractions.

Part Two

Thu, April 14; 12:30 - 1:30 PM; Admin Conference Rm 109
This second 50 minute workshop will use two short film clips as classroom case studies to start a discussion of the challenges we sometimes face and how best to respond in different circumstances.



First Year Experience For Faculty

Tue, April 19; 9:30 - 10:30 AM; LCW-13
This interactive training session for Tenure Candidates is conducted by Marcia Maiero, Chair of the Tenure Review Committee. Review the timeline and due dates for the Phase II processes.

Tue, May 24; 9:30 - 10:30 AM; LCW-16
This workshop is a continuation of Winter Quarter's workshop and will familiarize participants with resources that are available through these two De Anza College programs.

Tue, June 7; 9:30 - 10:30 AM; LCW-13
Collaborative Learning is a pedagogical approach in which structured learning activities dependent on group deliberations are created. The approach attempts to transfer power to the learner, promote group problem solving, and improve the social skills of learners. This workshop will explore the theoretical and practical aspects of this approach and participants will develop structured activities that they can use in their classes.

Part-time Faculty Seminars

This series of workshops is designed specifically for our part-time faculty. Current part-time instructors will receive $100 compensation for each workshop they attend. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. E-mail Mary Kay Englen at Staff Development to enroll.

Fri, April 29; 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM; L-25
Participants will review how the brain works and learn how we can affect how are students receive information. Techniques on what faculty can do in the classroom to improve student success. Topics include: understanding the brain’s role in emotions, memory, reasoning, planning, and problem solving; understanding how the social-emotional and external factors affect brain performance; and understanding what conditions foster student motivation.

Fri, May 27; 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM; L-25
Join Amy Leonard and Sarah Lisha for an interactive workshop on how to use graphic novels, both fiction and non-fiction, in the classroom. This workshop will be beneficial for both developmental and transfer level courses as Amy and Sarah offer suggestions and pedagogy for using graphic novels across the curriculum. Participants will learn how to pair graphic novels with course content, analyze visual rhetoric, and develop lesson plans specific for their content area. Faculty will also receive a bibliography of suggested novels for use their classes over a variety of content areas.

Fri, June 10; 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM; MCC-10
Creating Spoken Histories in your classroom. Spoken histories are memories of living people. Learn how to do biographical and generational spoken histories. Learn why they are important, how to sell students on doing them, how to create them, problems and solutions, technical issues, and presentation.



Staff and Organizational Development
Building: Learning Center West, Room 13
Contact: Mary Kay Englen
Phone: 408.864.8322

Last Updated: 7/21/16